Antique weights, tv monitor, programming
Artist: Anna Frants
Programming Sergey Komarov
In collaboration with CYLAND media lab
Our entire life is struggle. It could take form of a simple fight on the boxing arena or be the struggle for daily bread (or vegetable) in the Soviet times when, after a long standing in line at a greengrocer, accompanied by cheerful songs from а loudspeaker, they always strived to short-weight you on the rinky-dink dirty scales with rusty weight pieces. In this installation, a viewer is given an opportunity to take the situation under control – by moving weights from scale to scale, to change the song, to reach a desired balance and even, possibly, to come off victorious out of the fight with the vendor who, with each withheld gram, undermined the struggling Soviet consumer.
Anna Frants’ lecture at the ProArte Institute, Sep. 2018 (fragment)